Health and beauty benefits of nectarines

Health benefits of nectarines

Sweet, delicious nectarines (Prunus persica) with their smooth red skin and yellow undertones, juicy, distinct aroma and unique taste have numerous health benefits. This smooth skinned, low calorie, naturally fat free, cholesterol free fruit with centrally placed hard seed is a good source of a number of minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

Nectarines are more delicate and contain much more minerals and vitamins than their fuzzy relatives, the peaches. This sweet fruit is healthiest when it is ripe, therefore reject nectarines with a greenish skin.

Nectarines are best eaten raw but you can eat them in jams, jellies … ice cream and they are going to help you with: oral cavity cancer prevention, high blood pressure, digestive health, macular degeneration, eye health, blood sugar levels, hypokalemia prevention, atherosclerosis, kidney stones, bronchitis, asthma symptoms, weight management and cholesterol levels.

2 Interesting facts about nectarines

1

Nectarines are not cross-species

Nectarines are not a cross between plums and peaches, because peaches and nectarines are the same species. Nectarines are the result of mutation of the peach, in a way that the gene responsible for the fuzz is recessive, and out comes a smooth skinned nectarine.

2

It’s hard to know which one is going to be

Nectarine seeds can grow into trees that bear nectarines or peaches, although it is relatively rare, but only on some occasions peach seeds may grow into trees that bear nectarines. Also depending on number of genes for fuzziness of the pollen parent, we can predict what fruit is going to be. If the pollen parent had two, it is going to be a peach, but if the pollen parent had one, chances are nearly 50-50.

Potassium can boost your metabolism

Potassium is a very significant dietary mineral and electrolyte, and it’s necessary for the function of all living cells. While maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the human body, potassium is also boosting your metabolism. Therefore, potassium from nectarines is needed to maintain and even boost your metabolism.

Nectarines for better digestion

Research suggests that fiber plays an essential role in a healthy balanced diet, therefore the road to better digestive health can be made easy. In order to maintain a healthy gut, and to get rid of things that shouldn’t be there, you can kickstart your day with the foods rich in fiber, like the healthful nectarines.

Aging lungs benefit from nectarines

Beta-carotene is an organic red-orange pigment responsible for colour of many fruits and vegetables. According to study, this flavonoid phytochemical compound found in nectarines, beside other fruits, could slow down reduction of lung power that occurs with aging.

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Nectarine immunity booster remedy

Blend 1 nectarine, juice of 1/2 of lemon, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 cup of kefir together into smooth drink. Drink this amount throughout the day.

nectarine immunity booster remedy

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